2 killed in armed robbery at Ga-Rankuwa mall

It's understood one of the gunmen was killed along with a security guard during a shootout.

FILE. It's understood two cash-in-transit security guards were taking money to one of the banks inside the mall when they were confronted by five armed men. Picture: Free Images.com

JOHANNESBURG - Two people have been killed in an armed robbery at the local mall in Ga-Rankuwa.

It's understood two cash-in-transit security guards were taking money to one of the banks inside the mall when they were confronted by five armed men.

Police say one of the robbers opened fire and there was a shootout.

One of the gunmen was killed along with a security guard.

The police's Mathews Ntlhadi says the robbers fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

"The guard was shot at point blank by one of the suspects and he also managed to fire back. Both victims died at the scene and the remaining four fled the scene with the money."